After what was seen in recent Hyundai tests, AutoSport was contacted by a WRC team in order to appeal to people who are present at the tests that are taking place, and will still take place, to be very careful. regarding the places where they are placed, in order to avoid possible problems.
Contrary to what happens in the Rally de Portugal, where the presence of the public is totally controlled, in the tests this does not happen, and the abuses are and have been more than many, just watch the most recent videos to prove it.
That’s why AutoSport appeals to more knowledgeable fans to help less informed spectators to place themselves in areas without any dangers.
Teams push their cars to the limits in testing in order to understand the weaknesses of their cars, according to the tested setups, so test runs will never be restrained.
It is good to remember the possible consequences of an accident with physical damage and the repercussions that this could have.
It is usual for fans to complain on social media about the demanding way in which the Rally de Portugal is controlled as far as the public is concerned, but in this regard it is worth remembering that the courage of the ACP to take the rally to the North, where there is immensely more public watching the rally, has been awarded with good behavior, year after year, but after what happened in Portugal in the 80s, and beyond, our rally will forever be marked by what were the excesses of the public. These were times lived with great emotion, at the time, but today it is clear, because society has evolved, the risks of what was done, and unfortunately, some paid for these excesses with their lives.
Therefore, everyone who can help protect the Rally de Portugal, will never be too much.
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